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What chemotherapy induces peripheral neuropathy?

What chemotherapy induces peripheral neuropathy?

Some: There are some chemo that can give you peripheral neuropathy for instance taxane (docetaxel, paclitaxol), vinca alkaloids ( vincristine), platinum ( oxaliplatin, cisplatin, carboplatin) etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) . When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. ...Read more

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How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

Get it from food: All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it in pill form. ...Read more

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Is an average of 4-5 drinks per day for 4 years enough to induce alcoholic peripheral neuropathy?

Is an average of 4-5 drinks per day for 4 years enough to induce alcoholic peripheral neuropathy?

Yes: All of us have different tolerances and susceptibilities to alcohol. It could be the cause but your primary care physician or a neurologist should also look for other types of neuropathy as some are treatable. ...Read more

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Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy need another doctor opinion

Tb: I have the option to take isoniazid 300mg/day for 9 month
side effects: drug induced hepatitis & peripheral neuropathy
need another doctor opinion

TB treatment: Most medications will have a long list of possible side effects but that does not mean those things will happen. You need to consider taking the medicine to treat the TB so you will not get sick or spread the infection to your family. Just be sure to take some vitamin b6 to prevent any neuropathy. Never did see any patient have trouble with the isoniazid. Just follow up with your doctor as directe. ...Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

Can peripheral neuropathy be cured?

No: A true peripheral neuropathy, once it develops, can not be cured. Other conditions such as nerve entrapment may mimic symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and can be corrected. ...Read more

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Can you die from peripheral neuropathy?

Can you die from peripheral neuropathy?

Rare: Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart. However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but not lethal. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes peripheral neuropathy?

Please tell me what causes peripheral neuropathy?

Se details: There are numerous causes with two major ones being diabetes and alcoholism. Many times no underlying cause is found. ...Read more

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Peripheral neuropathy and rls?

Neurologic issues: Peripheral neuropathy leads to numbness, tingling and at times sharp shooting pains of the extremities while restless leg syndrome causes urge to move legs due to aching, tingling and shaking. ...Read more

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Surgery for peripheral neuropathy?

Surgery for peripheral neuropathy?

Depends: The cause of the neuropathy must first be identified. Neurological consultation can help to define a cause and frame proper treatment. The type of neuropathy often defines treatment. ...Read more

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What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

What is axonal peripheral neuropathy?

Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more

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Is there a cure for peripheral neuropathy?

Is there a cure for peripheral neuropathy?

A cure? Often no: Peripheral neuropathy can be well managed with one(or several) medications. It is best treated (and maybe cured) by addressing the cause (diabetes, toxin exposure etc). ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy shorten life span?

Does peripheral neuropathy shorten life span?

No: However, some diseases that can cause a peripheral neuropathy (ie, diabetes, alcoholism, vascultis, etc) can significantly shorten life expectancy. ...Read more

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Can diabetic peripheral neuropathy be reversed?

Some: Usually by getting a diabetic person's sugars tightly controlled, some of the neuropathy will be reversed. However, severe nerve damage is a permanent problem. Dr kurzweil review: there is no question that well-controlled diabetes helps prevent progression of the complications. I'm not aware of evidence that actual pathological changes in peripheral nerves can be reversed. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent peripheral neuropathy?

What can I do to prevent peripheral neuropathy?

Lifestyle: Manage underlying conditions as controlling your blood sugar level. You should adopt healthy lifestyle habits as eating a healthy diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. Avoid things that can cause nerve damage, such as: toxic chemicals, tobacco smoke and rxcessive alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy reduce your lifespan?

Not in itself: Neuropathy can increase yor risk of an ulcer or infection in your foot, but this risk can be minimized by performing daily skin checks of your feet. Imbalance from neuropathy can also increase your risk of fall. The underlying condition responsible for your neuropathy (like diabetes) is more likely to shorten your lifespan than neuropathy itself. It is a nuisance and a burden nonetheless. ...Read more

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Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Probably: Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe. ...Read more

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Why does pancreatitis cause peripheral neuropathy?

Why does pancreatitis cause peripheral neuropathy?

Several reasons: Chronic pancreatitis can cause Diabetes mellitus which in turn can cause diabetic neuropathy. Malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency which can cause a peripheral neuropathy. Chronic pancreatitis patients often suffer from severe chronic abdominal pain which appears to be partly due to a peripheral neuropathy of sorts. ...Read more

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What are the features of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

Several: Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy may include: tingling numbness (severe or long-term numbness can become permanent) burning (especially in the evening) pain. ...Read more

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Peripheral Neuropathy (Definition)

A generic medical term for dysfunction of the nerves that carry information to and from the central nervous system (the ...Read more


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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more